Bill will expand Sunday sale of beer in Pa.

    Pennsylvania beer-lovers will soon have more time to buy beer on Sundays under a bill on its way to the governor’s desk.

    The overhaul of state liquor laws was approved by both houses of the Legislature yesterday with little debate. A spokesman says Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sign the bill.

    One provision allows beer distributors to do business on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — more than doubling the noon-to-5 p.m. period allowed by current law.

    Another provision allows restaurants that serve brunch or breakfast prior to 11 a.m. on Sundays to begin serving alcoholic beverages as early as 9 a.m.

    The legislation also creates a license for small Pennsylvania distilleries that allows them to sell bottled liquor at the distillery and at two satellite locations.

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